Does it mean to know all the words to at least twenty Christmas carols? Does it mean having the most lights in the neighborhood? Does it mean decorating every table top and wall space in the house with sparkly decorations? Does it mean having the tallest or fattest tree? Or is it buying expensive presents for everyone you know?
Keeping Christmas well begins in your heart. It starts with an understand of the miracle of Christmas, that magical moment when Heaven came down in the form of a newborn infant. Very God of Very God became flesh and all of Heaven gazed in wonder, though only a few were privileged to witness the event. You see, the miracle happened because of a very loving Father, a very Generous God filled with grace and mercy. He loved so much that He gave.
The wonder and worship in our hearts makes us want to give like He gave. And, so love overflows in us as we gaze at Jesus and His miraculous birth. We give love and gifts to those around us, trying hard to express Christmas love.
So, as you keep Christmas, start with the miraculous birth of Jesus and follow up by letting love fill your heart and overflow. This overflowing love will lead you to do and say thing that bless the bless around you.
Keeping Christmas well is a matter of the heart.
Merry Christmas, dear ones.
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)